Netherton Library moves home

First published in Black Country News

Netherton Library has reopened its doors in a new home.

The library has recently opened in the Savoy Centre after relocating from Netherton Arts Centre, despite protests from campaigners who feared the move could lead to the Victorian arts centre being sold off.

Dudley Council said the move to the business centre, which is run by Black Country Housing, was to offer better access to users and maintained Netherton Arts Centre would remain open, with plans to keep it as a vibrant performance centre and consolidate Dudley Performing Arts all in one building.

As well as keeping all existing stock the same, the new library also boasts self-service technology.

It has also increased its opening times by five hours a week by opening at lunchtimes, with all the regular activities continuing in the new site.

Andrea Pope-Smith, director of adult, community and housing services, said: “It’s great to see the new library open in its new home which provides bright, modern and welcoming accommodation for visitors to the library.

“The library and staff are proud to have been part of Netherton Arts Centre but are now excited for the library’s future and the service it can provide to visitors in its new location.”

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